Ester is a one-month-old little girl from Tanzania. She has a twin sister named Anna who is doing very well. Ester’s mother stays at home with her and her siblings, and her father works as a farmer. Ester was born with a condition called spina bifida, which means that she has a developmental defect in her spinal cord, causing cerebro-spinal fluid to bulge from her lower back. This protrusion causes Ester to be vulnerable to infection and she regularly has a fever.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $966 to fund Ester’s treatment. This will be added to the $48 that her family has been able to raise. She is scheduled for surgery at our medical partner’s care center, Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre, on August 2. After treatment, she will be able to grow and develop normally.
“Please help my child get better,” Ester’s father says. “She is a sweet little girl, and we now believe that she can be cured.”